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October 2017

How To Meditate with Ven. Tenzin Palmo

October 28 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venerable Tenzin will give an overview of meditation and a short introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She will explain what meditation is and is not, the purpose and benefits of meditation, different types of meditation techniques, and how to meditate in order to reduce destructive emotions and cultivate positive ones. Teaching sessions will be alternated with short meditation sessions. Ordained in 2009, in 2014 Ven. Tenzin graduated from the FPMT Basic Program of Buddhist Studies at Lama Tsong Khapa`s…

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November 2017

Weekend Course: examining the ultimate and conventional Awakening Mind with Uldis Balodis

November 4 at 10:00 am - November 5 at 4:00 pm

Examining methods for developing the awakening mind of bodhicitta in both it’s conventional and ultimate aspects, and the indivisibility of the ultimate and conventional ways of viewing how phenomena exist. Uldis Balodis was born in Australia in 1949 of Latvian immigrant parents. Already interested in Buddhism in his early 20’s, he met and attended courses with Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe in 1974 and founded Tara House in Melbourne, Australia. He spent a year in Dharamsala in and lived…

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WHAT IS HAPPINESS? (and how to find it) with Ven. Robina Courtin

November 12 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

How do we shed our habitual anxiety, stress, blame, guilt and depression? In this dynamic one day workshop, Ven. Robina will explain how we can learn to find more happiness and peace of mind in the craziness of this world. We ask for a donation of Rs 1500 to help cover our costs for this program.

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Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism with Geshe Dhokun

November 18 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Topics will include ego, meditation, ethics and compassion. This course is suitable for beginners and for those wanting a thorough understanding of Buddhist practice and theory. HBMC is happy to include Geshe Dhokun as one of our respected teachers. Geshe-la joined Kopan Monastery at an early age and holds a Geshe, or Masters degree. We ask for a donation of 750 rupees to help cover our costs.

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Good Karma: Happiness versus Suffering with Ven. Tenzin Palmo

November 25 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Why do things happen the way they do in our lives? How do we create the causes for a happy life? The Buddhist practice of mind training gives us the answer to these questions: it involves overcoming our self-centered attitude and replacing it with an attitude that cherishes others. We ask for a donation of 750 rupees for this course to help cover our costs.

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December 2017

Becoming Your Own Therapist with Uldis Balodis

December 2 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

No one can heal your mind and emotions except you. No therapist or guru can go inside your head and change unhelpful mental habits and patterns we continually confront. But this does not mean you cannot create a healthier, happier and more balanced mental state to live a more meaningful life. We ask for a donation of 1500 rupees to help us cover our costs for this course.

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Tibetan Buddhism: A Practical Approach with Geshe Jinpa

December 9 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A beginner’s exploration of the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and simple meditation instruction. Beginning with the Four Noble Truths taught by Buddha Shakyamuni, to an explanation of ego and attachment, and the methods we can use to help use overcome our suffering as taught by the Buddha. Taught by Geshe Jinpa from Kopan Monastery. We ask for a donation of 750 rupees to help us cover our costs.

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Developing Bodhicitta with Ven. Tenzin Palmo

December 16 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Being a bodhisattva is contingent upon developing a certain attitude, called bodhichitta (literally ‘awakening mind’); Bodhichitta is the attitude of wanting to become a Buddha in order to benefit all sentient beings. It becomes the driving force behind all our Dharma practice, in the Mahayana tradition. Taught by Ven. Tenzin Palmo from the Kopan Nunnery. A donation of 750 rupees is requested to help us cover costs for this course.

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